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Bridge incident was a false alarm


Scott Hunter

A corgy dog listens closely as emergency workers attend to a family member near the bridge.

All those at the scene of what could have been a horrific tragedy Saturday evening, at the Columbia River Bridge in Coulee Dam, were greatly relieved when it wasn’t.

Viewed from the bridge, a woman on the road far below near the river was screaming the name of her teenage daughter, apparently convinced she’d fallen from the bridge.

After a passerby called 911 about 6:20, police and first re...

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